SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual to moderate walk along this beautiful, mostly flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes. Then back to optional breakfast. Meet at meterless spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln. and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr). Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
MERRY GO-ROUND. Join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. We start at the carousel in Balboa Park. Our walk encompasses the harbor, downtown and Bankers Hill. Depending on size of the group and mood, we may include some bridges. Allow three hours, which includes a coffee break. To use public transit, take the trolley to 3rd Ave. and C St. At 3rd Ave. and Broadway take the #7 bus at 7:42 or 7:48. Arrive at Zoo Pl. at 8:00 or 8:06. Meet in the lot near the carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Place. Pace: moderateplus. Rick P. (858) 565-7212.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4
SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. We’ll see walkers, bicyclers and lots of cute dogs out for their morning stroll. Optional breakfast follows. Betty H. (858) 248-3782.
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. Join leader Rob as we follow a leg of the historic La Playa Trail along shoreline past yacht clubs, amazing homes and award winning gardens. Meet at the trail marker by the bay at the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane, 2800 Talbot Street, an area which was the site of a Chinese junk shipbuilding village until the Chinese Exclusion Act. We will follow the ancient Kumeyaay path that became the oldest commercial trail in the Western United States, used by fur traders, whalers and fishermen to transport cargo from Ballast Point to Old Town and beyond. The casual+ pace is on a flat dirt trail for approx. 2.4 miles RT and 75 minutes. Street parking; observe signage. Optional eats after; heavy rain cancels; served by bus #28. Sally R. (619) 222- 3800. Repeats every other week.
CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes. Our guest leader will take the group on a flat walk for about two hours, with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont Street, turn left on Lamont Street, then right on Crown Point Drive to meet at the west end of the parking lot — by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transit, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10. Get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
ABOVE THE BAY. Join us for some exercise and fabulous views of the lights around Mission Bay. Meet by Carl’s Jr. at Clairemont Dr. and Burgener Blvd. for a hilly, 1-hour plus, moderate to moderate-plus walk. Rain, but not mist, cancels. Flashlight recommended. Please call Jill F. (858) 292-4231 to make sure walk is ‘on’ for the week. We cancel due to holidays or commitments during this busy season.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK, VISITOR CENTER LOOP. This is a 1.5 mile round trip easy walk on a dirt trail. It’s mostly level terrain with a gradual incline and some steps. It’s a good idea to wear shoes with a good tread. No worn out tennies & no shorts! Meet in front of the Visitors Center. Arrive at 9 am. We will start walking 9:10 am to allow for bathroom time at the Visitors Center. Directions from Interstate 8 exit to Interstate 15, take Mission Gorge road exit then turn left on One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego 92119. Rain cancels. Optional breakfast after. Janet F., (619) 890-4622.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. We’ll discover what’s new and old, what is being remodeled and renovated and the beautiful gardens in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. Meet Connie at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off of Mission Blvd. To use public transit, ride the trolley to Old Town, and then take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Bob Wilson turns the magic 100 years young in November. Join us for the regular Merry Go Round walk on Sunday November 3rd at 8:15. Bob will be leading the walk which will include a birthday celebration. Daylight Savings Time ends November 3, 2019 Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour Rain cancels. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Kathy L. (858) 484 0349.
SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Rob, Elaine, Janet or Kathy B. for a walk from the Bali Hai to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.5 miles round trip; 60+ minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. Ample free parking. If you’re late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai. Optional eats afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Pace: casual+. Sally R. (619) 222-3800.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton Drive. Rain cancels. Jim M. (619) 971-1518.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
POWAY TRAILS TROMP. The City of Poway has an extensive trail system. Join this walk to explore just a few of them for an approximately 7.5 mile moderate loop along hiking trails, horse trails, and streets. Sightings of horses, chickens and other farm animals are possible. Some hills with a few steep spots. Meet in front of the Sprouts Farmers Market at 15737 Bernardo Heights Parkway (at intersection with Pomerado Road). Lenore E. (619) 890-0714 (email@example.com).
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful year round, with many paths to explore at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
SUNRISE SERIES: MARINA VILLAGE. This is a very flat 1 hour walk at a moderate pace with beautiful views where many sport fishing boats are moored. Take the I-8 to the west end, left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd., right at the light (W. Point Loma Blvd.), then right at Bacon St. (stop sign) to the parking lot by the restrooms at Robb Field. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Winnie M. (858) 278-4003.
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. Join leader Rob as we walk around America’s Cup Harbor on sidewalks to admire what’s new in the marina from bayside restaurants to a new brewery, gelato/coffee shop, deluxe condos and new docks, with lots of construction and MORE. The casual+ pace walks on flat paved surfaces and are approximately 2.5 miles each for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Fun, friendly group. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking; Served by #28 Bus and walk 3 blocks. Heavy rain cancels. Sally R. (619) 222-3800. Repeats every other week.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER. Celebrate Veterans Day a day late with a visit to the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, in the building that once was the chapel that served the Balboa Naval Hospital. Today the museum is free to San Diego residents, so bring your ID and come 30 minutes early to enjoy the displays before we walk. We will meet at the flagpole in front of the Veterans Memorial Center and Museum (not the War Memorial Bldg.), 2115 Park Blvd. Then we will stroll through the Veterans Memorial Garden and Garden Court, the Rose Garden, and the Desert Garden for a casual-to-moderate, 1 1/2 hour, flat walk. Park in one of the large public lots in front of or to the south of the Veterans Museum or take the #7 bus to Presidents Way. Rain cancels. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
SUNRISE SERIES: OLD TOWN. We’ll walk through Old Town San Diego State Historic Park to check out what’s new. Old Town San Diego’ established in 1769 is considered the “birthplace of California” and is worth a visit. Meet at the corner of Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. for this flat, casual to moderate 1-hour walk. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (THIRD FRIDAY)
5:10 pm (Note time Change)
SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. We’ll finish our one hour walk near sunset so we will not be walking in the dark, but we will enjoy this picturesque wonderland and spectacular views with occasional surprises such as weddings, marriage proposals and impromptu celebrations. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. For public transit, take bus route 923 from downtown at Broadway & 5th Ave. OR route 35 from Old Town Transit Center and transfer to route 923 in O.B. We walk at a casual pace with stops as appropriate. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: MISSION BEACH. Let’s walk, at your own pace, along the boardwalk to enjoy the ocean waves reflecting the rising sun. We could go north or south as we admire the mixture of old beach cottages and new multi-story homes. Meet in the parking lot in front of the roller coaster. If this parking lot is closed, meet in the large parking lot to the south. Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 18
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION BAY BACKWARDS. Let’s start on the path near Sea World Dr. to enjoy the playground and the sights we’ve missed on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat, mostly paved terrain. Take Sea World Dr. exit west off I-5, turn right at the first light, pass the entrance to Fiesta Island, cross the bridge and park at the second small parking area on your left. Optional breakfast afterward. John & Marilyn, 619-840-5544.
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. See Monday, November 4 for details.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
LAKE MURRAY. Come join us for a peaceful casual paced 1 hour walk on a mostly flat path by the water. There is a variety of wildlife to be seen as well. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet at the covered picnic table by the water just off the main parking lot. Optional breakfast after. Janet F., (619) 890-4622.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
SUNRISE SERIES: LIBERTY STATION. Meet Edie A. in the parking lot to the left of Trader Joes on Truxtun Rd. We will walk the arcades and look for some new sculptures made of cloth. We will see attractions old and new. There is always a new café. Hear about the new Music Hall that is planned, and learn about all the happenings on First Friday. Edie has grown a little slower, but some will walk faster. Enjoy the early morning air and the quiet of a usually noisy place. Bring money for an optional breakfast and more time to chat with friends. Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. See Friday, November 8 for details.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking along the ocean in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll admire the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the end of Garnet where the pier begins. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean and the surfers. Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25
SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air, early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast. John & Marilyn, 619-840-5544.
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. See Monday, November 11 for details.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (THANKSGIVING)
THANKSGIVING SHELTER ISLAND WALK. See Thursday, November 7 for details.
THANKSGIVING DINNER AT MIMI’S CAFE. See article on page 5 for details.